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Jun 03, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Baltimore Announces Summerlong Celebration to Honor the 200th Anniversary of the Writing of Our National Anthem

 To honor the 200th anniversary of the writing of our national anthem in its birthplace, Baltimore is bringing American history to life through...

May 05, 2014, 11:31 ET
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Historic Edgar Allan Poe House to Reopen in Baltimore This May

Baltimore is calling all literary thrill seekers! The Poe House, a National Landmark where legendary American writer Edgar Allan Poe once lived,...

Feb 10, 2014, 10:54 ET
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Baltimore Launches "Absolutely Febulous"

Baltimore has unveiled a first-of-its-kind promotion, Absolutely Febulous, a super-sized version of Restaurant Week, Hotel Week and Museum Week...

Apr 22, 2013, 10:00 ET

Baltimore Commemorates A Trifecta Of Historic Events This Summer

America's history will come to life in Baltimore this summer with three historic commemorations marking important moments in the creation of our...

Jan 24, 2013, 12:47 ET

Baltimore Offers Special Packages During Hotel Week February 8-18

Money-Saving Packages Available for Valentine's Day and Presidents Day Weekends during Baltimore Hotel Week Did you give your wife a vacuum...

Nov 07, 2012, 10:18 ET

Baltimore, Maryland, Welcomes Same-Sex Marriage With Dedicated LGBT Microsite

Maryland Voters Uphold Law to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Beginning January 1, 2013 The ballots have been counted and the people have spoken...

Feb 09, 2012, 11:16 ET
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Star-Spangled Sailabration Event in Baltimore Launches National Bicentennial of the War of 1812

  Dozens of International Tall Ships and Navy Warships to Anchor in the Waters Where "The Star-Spangled Banner" Was Penned...

Nov 17, 2011, 09:30 ET

200 Years in the Making: Baltimore Kicks Off Week-Long Star-Spangled Sailabration Starting June 13

Dozens of International Tall Ships and Gray Hulls Expected for Baltimore Festival Commemorating War of 1812 Baltimore will have all hands on deck...

Jun 28, 2011, 12:53 ET

Play More and Save More in Baltimore This Summer

Baltimore has launched its "Play More and Save More in Baltimore" promotion, offering affordable ways for travelers to experience the city this...

Jun 21, 2011, 12:06 ET

The Largest African American Festival on the East Coast Features National Acts Charlie Wilson and Chrisette Michele

Baltimore will celebrate music, life and culture at the 2011 African American Festival taking place July 2 – 3 at M&T Bank Stadium. Every...

May 18, 2011, 10:19 ET
Baltimore will transform into a world-class racetrack for the first ever Baltimore Grand Prix.  (PRNewsFoto/Visit Baltimore)

"Ladies and Gentlemen...Start...Your...Engines..." Downtown Baltimore Transforms Into a Racetrack for the First Ever Baltimore Grand Prix

Baltimore is gearing up for a spectacular three-day "festival of speed" over Labor Day weekend with the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix street...

Apr 06, 2011, 12:09 ET
Manipulated image: Three Union soldiers are stationed on Federal Hill overlooking what is now the Inner Harbor of Baltimore (1862 photo). The background is a contemporary photo of Baltimore from the same angle.  The historic photo is part of the Maryland Historical Society's Civil War exhibit, Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War, the largest and most comprehensive display on the subject in the state.  (PRNewsFoto/Visit Baltimore)

Baltimore Honors 150th Anniversary of the First Bloodshed of the Civil War

This month Baltimore will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, as it was in Baltimore that the first blood was shed. The city has...

Feb 23, 2011, 10:48 ET
Lincoln's secret passage through Baltimore re-created to kick off 150th anniversary of the Civil War events.  (PRNewsFoto/Visit Baltimore)

Lincoln's Secret Passage Through Baltimore Re-created to Kick Off 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Events

Today Baltimore began commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a unique recreation event.  Warned of a possible...

Sep 21, 2010, 12:28 ET

Find Your Happy Place in Baltimore This Fall With Four Extraordinary Arts & Cultural Exhibitions

The "Find Your Happy Place in Baltimore" campaign continues this fall with a diverse mix of arts and culture offerings. With your pick of four new...

Jun 07, 2010, 11:41 ET

Baltimore's Charm City Circulator Offers Free Transportation to Popular City Attractions

Traveling around Baltimore just got even easier!  Today the city announced that its free and overwhelmingly popular Charm City Circulator...

May 27, 2010, 09:15 ET

Find Your Happy Place in Baltimore This Summer

After successfully attempting to set a Guinness World Records™ for the largest human smiley face earlier this month, Baltimore is now...

May 20, 2010, 15:11 ET

All-Star Lineup for Baltimore's 9th Annual African American Heritage Festival

Baltimore is giving families the perfect Father's Day weekend celebration this year, with the 9th annual African American Heritage Festival taking...

May 14, 2010, 06:00 ET
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Over 250 people help Visit Baltimore set a new world record for the largest human smiley face, Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Baltimore, to kick-off the city's "Find Your Happy Place in Baltimore" tourism campaign. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Visit Baltimore). (PRNewsFoto/Visit Baltimore, Diane Bondareff/AP Images)[TK]
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Baltimore Sets Record for World's Largest Human Smiley Face

Under guidelines provided by Guinness World Records™, Visit Baltimore smiled its way to setting the new record for the world's largest human...

Sep 17, 2009, 10:00 ET

Baltimore's Extraordinary Arts Scene Expands With New Exhibits This Fall

Baltimore has much more to offer this autumn than foliage and crab cakes. This fall, arts and sciences come together to present "Heroes and...